Nike Soccer Camps at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
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Nike Soccer Camp at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs is directed by the Mountain Lions Head Coach Brian Miller in 2019. Colorado Springs is conveniently located just 70 miles south of Denver.
Camp is designed for soccer players of all abilities, ages 9-14, to develop athletically, refine their fundamental skills and enhance their skill set at their chosen position: forward, midfielder, sweeper or goalkeeper positions.
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- Players grouped by age and ability
- Coached by UCCS staff and current players
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Camp Director Brian Miller
The 2018 season will mark Brian Miller's eighth season with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's soccer program. Miller, who served as an assistant coach from 2011-17, was named the head coach following the 2017 season.View Brian's Bio ⟩
In seven years with UCCS, Miller holds a record of 62-53-12 and has helped the team achieve a postseason bid to the RMAC Tournament in all seven seasons.
UCCS closed out the 2017 season with a 7-8-4 overall record and a No. 5 seed in the RMAC Tournament with a 7-4-3 league record. The Mountain Lions season ended in a 0-0 tie against No. 4 seed MSU Denver in the quarterfinal round (MSU Denver advanced on penalty kicks). The Mountain Lions recorded 12 players to the RMAC All-Academic team, led by Blake Barnes who was voted to the CoSIDA all-district team. The RMAC Goalkeeper of the Year, David Meyer, led four Mountain Lions on the All-RMAC team, while Conor Langenbahn and Jake McAllister received all-region honors.
In 2016, the Mountain Lions finished the regular season with the third best record in the league - 10-4-0 - and a 12-7-1 overall mark. David Meyer was named the RMAC Goalkeeper of the Year and Derek Sauiner was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year. Meyer and Saunier helped the Mountain Lions earn 10 shutouts, which was tied for first in the RMAC. Saunier was also named to the NSCAA all-region team. Six Mountain Lions notched all-conference accolades and six garnered RMAC All-Acadmic honors, led by Cort Searls who was voted to the academic all-region team.
The Mountain Lions tied for second in the RMAC in 2015 and tied the program win record with a 13-5 mark. UCCS placed five student-athletes on the All-RMAC teams and the Mountain Lion defense allowed a program-low 18 goals. UCCS finished sixth in the NCAA Division II South Central Region ranking and in the top 10 of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America regional poll.
In Miller's fourth season, the Mountain Lions finished as the runner-up in the RMAC Tournament after a shootout to colorado Mines in the championship match. The Mountain Lions finished with an 11-7-2 record and scored a program-record 47 goals. He was nominated for NSCAA South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year and was on the staff as Head Coach Johnnie Keen earned RMAC Coach of the Year accolades.
In 2013, the Mountain Lions placed three student-athletes on All-RMAC teams and one on the NSCAA All-Region team. In 2012, UCCS placed fourth in the RMAC and hosted the first playoff game in program history.
Miller's first season of 2011 under former Head Coach Henry Ellis saw UCCS post a 7-6-1 conference record and reach the RMAC Tournament for the first time since 2003. The Mountain Lions had four student-athletes on the All-RMAC lists.
The Chippewa Falls, Wis., native was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 2006-10. He played in 74 matches during his four seasons and led the Titans to a 56-15-10 record with 17 goals and 16 assists. UW-Oshkosh advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament in his sophomore and senior seasons. He scored five goals and recorded nine assists to lead the Titans to the national semifinals in San Antonio during his senior season, and scored the game-winning goals against Wartburg and Whitworth to push UW-Oshkosk to the Sweet Sixteen round as a sophomore. He was named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team in 2010 and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region Team.
In 2009, Miller was unable to play due to medical reasons and took on the role as an assistant coach for the Titans. As an assistant coach, Miler helped the Titans to a 13-4-2 record and a top 25 national ranking.
Miller finished his career at the UW-Oshkosh by receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in wellness promotion. In 2014, Miller received his master’s degree in counseling and human services with an emphasis in school counseling from UCCS. Miller also has his USSF “C” Coaching License.
Our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence grows along with your skills.Show Less See More Camp Details
What's included in the fee?
Overnight Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, all meals, housing, supervision and evening activities.
Extended Day Campers: Professional coaching and instruction, lunch, dinner and evening activities. Extended day campers to be picked up and dropped off at field each day.
Soccer balls may be purchased when you register for an additional $20. Campers are not required to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.
* Campers have pool access on Tuesday with an on-duty lifeguard.
2019 JUNIOR CO-ED OVERNIGHT CAMP INFORMATION
Camp Dates: July 14-17
Co-ed, Ages 9-14
Overnight Check-in: 12:00 pm at the dorms
Overnight Check-out: 11 am
Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
2019 JUNIOR CO-ED EXTENDED DAY INFORMATION
Camp Dates: July 14-17
Co-ed, Ages 9-14
Day 1: 12:30 pm check-in at the field. 8:30 pm departure at the field.
Day 2: 8:30 am drop off at the field. 8:30 pm departure at the field.
Day 3: 8:30 am drop off at the field. 8:30 pm departure at the field.
Day 4: 8:30 am drop off at the field. 10:30 am camp check-out at the field.
Players Grouped by skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Soccer cleats, shin guards, goalies must bring own equipment.
Facility: Campers train on grass and turf fields.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and are collected on the first day of camp.
Campers Per Room: 3 per room
Roommates: If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp. We do our best to grant roommate requests. Due to the odd numbers of beds, not all requests will be able to be granted.
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: YES
Spending Money: $20-$30, cash only
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer and off-campus hospital
Closest Airport: Denver International Airport
Transportation: Not provided
If you have a group of four or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Groups can register online or via mail/fax.
To register a group online: Please have one person contact the USSC office with the names of each camper in the group at 1-800-645-3226 to create a unique discount code. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up
- 8:00am Breakfast
- 8:45an Extended day campers arrive
- 9:00am Technical training session
- 12:00pm Lunch & rest time
- 1:00pm Soccer competitions
- 2:30pm Technical/tactical training
- 4:00pm Swimming (optional)
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 7:00pm Evening matches
- 9:00pm Extended day campers depart
- 10:00pm Lights out
UCCS campers play on one of the finest synthetic turf soccer facilities in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Mountain Lion Stadium is in its tenth year of operation after renovations in 2005.
The stadium is located on the North Campus of UCCS, which is the future home of the Ent Center for Performing Arts. The complex was formerly known as the Four Diamonds Sports Complex.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
I really enjoyed camp
July 24, 2018: I really improved my shooting, passing, touch, and dribbling.
— Matt C., Camper
I liked everything about the camp!
July 30, 2018: I loved doing the Olympics, World Cup, and meeting all the new people! I really feel like I've improved my shooting, touch, control and vision.
— Jack M., Camper
I loved the World Cup Games!
July 20, 2018: The goalkeeper drills really helped. I also learned more defensive drills and I loved the World Cup Games!
— Ben C. Camper
Already asking to return!
Paige improved her dribbling and shooting skills! She enjoyed her experience at camp so much that she's already asking to return.
— Tracy S., Parent 2017
Counselors were encouraging and knowledgeable
My son loved the small sided games and he thought the counselors were great. He had so much fun and is even more passionate about the sport!
— Mimi H., Parent 2017